The Locked Door

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Let’s talk about The Locked Door by Freida McFadden. While eleven-year-old Nora Davis was up in her bedroom doing homework, she had no idea her father was killing women in the basement.

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The Locked Door
Author: Freida McFadden
Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Thriller
Pages: 313
Released: 2021

Book Summary:

Some doors are locked for a reason…

While eleven-year-old Nora Davis was in her bedroom doing homework, she had no idea her father was killing women in the basement.

Until the day the police arrived at their front door.

Decades later, Nora’s father is spending his life behind bars, and Nora is a successful surgeon with a quiet, solitary existence. Nobody knows her father was a notorious serial killer. And she intends to keep it that way.

Then Nora discovers one of her young female patients has been murdered. In the same unique and horrific manner that her father used to kill his victims.

Somebody knows who Nora is. Somebody wants her to take the fall for this unthinkable crime. But she’s not a killer like her father. The police can’t pin anything on her.

As long as they don’t look in her basement.

Heather’s Review:

This was the third Freida McFadden book I read, and I finished it in just two days. I was so intrigued by the story I wound up bringing the book with me on various errands and reading before bed more often than I usually do.

What I love most about Freida McFadden’s books is that there is always more than one twist. You spend your time getting to know each character and trying to determine who did what to whom, and then BAM… you’re hit with something you never saw coming.

The Locked Door was no different. Yet another ending that I wasn’t expecting. If you haven’t read Freida McFadden’s books yet, this is your sign to start. I am currently reading book four and have another four on the shelf waiting for me.

I give The Locked Door by Freida McFadden 4.5 out of 5 stars. 


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  1. Locked doors always mean secrets! 😀

    Now I wonder if there really was a father or was it just in her own story and that she was really the one killing all of the victims…should buy this, I’m curious.

  2. it sounds like and wonderful book, that I will put on my reading list for a future read. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  3. This sounds like a book that I would enjoy. I’ll have to add it to my reading list.

  4. This sounds like quite a chilling mystery. I haven’t heard of this one and it certainly would keep me on the edge of my seat.

  5. This is surely a really great read! Can’t wait to check this out!

  6. I really need to check this out! This sounds so interesting! Thanks for sharing this with us

  7. My mother-in-law loves reading thrillers. She will love this book!

  8. This sounds like a really gripping thriller, I’d definitely be interested in reading this one!

  9. It sounds like an intense read! I’m not really into thrillers but can see why others might enjoy them.

  10. This sounds like a good read. Sounds like something I need to check out. I love these kinds of books.

  11. I love a good mystery. This sounds like a book I need to read!

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